Have your experience a terror professor?
21 Jul 07
When I was studying post graduation, I had a professor who was real terror. There used to be cent percent attendance in the class. If anyone fails to answer the question, the situation would be viewed seriously. Marks for tests and exams are computed together and hence every test is important, so also assignments and research papers. In seminars, he would shoot empteen number of questions to confuse the students. But all said and done, he never use to fail any student. Cent per cent result because everyone would have put in the best efforts (because of the fear).
20 Jul 10
grecychunny26, I wonder if you've ever watch the series on the television called "Hell's Kitchen" hosted by the affable master chef Gordon Ramsey. I would really encourage you to watch it and pick up invaluable lessons there. As for whatever you are experiencing, I'd just have to tell you to take it in your strides and learn some fundamentals of real life here. Frankly, how long and much can your professor(s) terrorize you? In the real working world, you will probably be working under pressure, a demanding boss, an unreasonable superior, a peer who will could wait to put you down and out of your misery.....and the list goes on. Critics, obstacles, stress or whatever you are having and calling are really nothing but stepping stones to the harsh real world. Just remember that your professors may ride you so hard that you may feel like giving up but remember the world outside is 10 folds harder. On the hindsight, you may want to think over what Prof. Randy Pausch once said and I quote: "When you are screwing up and nobody is saying anything to you anymore, then that would mean that people have already given up on you." So let those harsh lessons come and be a motivation for you to strive to be better than what you are now!
21 Jul 10
I agree in all of what you said. I even copied the quotes you left for me. I appreaciate that. I know that in real world it is more severe. Sometimes those terror professor is what we really need to be tough, that is why we have to say thanks for them despite of the horrible experienced.
21 Jul 10
grecychunny26, I hope you will remember these words by one of my favorite writers Charles R. Swindoll: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” Take care.
15 Aug 07
yeah. one terror professor definitely affected my studies! it was my old female professor in chemistry back in college. she was so cold, merciless and annoyingly smart. ^__^;; when you ask questions she'd answer like you were some very stupid mole rat who serves no purpose for her. T.T i've experienced that. i felt so ignorant then. i blamed my friend. she forced me to ask the question. T.T anyway, she was a real terror and not much of a discussant so we had to resort to self-studying. and chemistry isnt supposed to be self-studied. a lot of us failed the subject, a lot of us got a passing mark. none of us got a high grade. LOL
23 Jul 07
I currently dealing with terror professors. Working on my thesis. These professors will find everyway to make my research as difficult as it can be, they wish I can do a perfect research. How can I do a perfect research given that I have limited money and time for my study. I wish the research can be as practical as possible. Good luck on me. Do you deal with any terror professor?
17 Jun 10
I am experiencing this now with my major professor in my course. He is just really strict and has this different outlook in life. Of course he is the professor and you cannot break his principles nor question a bit. He really disliked me from the start for my numerous number of late. And even though I do good in his subject he dont dare to give me a good points in my exact exam paper (What else more in card?)I dont know how to win back the very first time he had me in class, I wont be late again and will do more good in his subject. But the thing is I dont know if it will work.
21 Jul 10
That professor of yours is taking it personally. Like he treat it as a first impression on you. I don't get why he have to do it with you. Just continue to be a good student and we will wait for the time that he will change his attitude towards you. However if that do not change after a sem, then the problem is not with you but him.
8 Oct 07
iused to using this technique when i was in highschool and college, and i think it works.. well at least for me.. they say to strike before the iron gets hot.. everytime, my "terror" professor would give oral recitations, trying to grab all the courage.. i would always urge myself to raise my hand and answer, that if i know the answer, if you know the answer then grab the chance right away and dont let a classmate take the opportunity and then regret later.. i know it sounds like a nerdish act.. hehe. but it would save you and your grades at the end of the semester.. and not only that, you can earn the professor's trust and maybe friendship, earning it not by trying to be a "teacher's pet". actually, the basic thing to do is just simply listen at class, and if you dont know the answers of the questions, at least start from asking those questions first and let the professor answer.. that would give him/her the impression that you're listening and interested.. hey! one of my terror professor in college is now my friendster buddy.. hehe. see...
22 Sep 07
It is really bad to have a teacher that scares you as people do learn better when they are happy and relaxed. I remember years ago at school there was a teacher who was a bit of a terror and one of the boys in our class had an operation on his ear and in class the teacher threw some chalk at him that hit him on his ear. The next day the boys dad came into school and gave the teacher a black eye, we all thought it was really funny and that it served him right.
22 Sep 07
I did not come into collison coyrse with this professor myself, but I was a living witness to his terror machinations. His target for terrorism were female students. He was ugly and old, but trust this professor, he had good sense of beauty-even within the target population of females, his real targets were the most beautiful female students. He would teach Very superficially and then list out mainly ladies for what he called special coaching in his house. And all the ladies would go for this coaching one by one and on differnt days of the week. What happens there, in his house, we could only guess! The lady students, especially the beautiful ones were most terrified. The only time this terror would spread to the male students was if he discovered that one of the boys was dating any of the girls he sorted out for special coaching! I still recall a boy who failed the prof's paper flat just because he was seen greeting one of the listed female students for special coaching in the profesor's house.
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17 Aug 07
I had one and he devolved into a terror professor the more I interacted with him. At first I thought it was just the way he teaches, but I learned that he treated me in a disgusting fashion because I could disagree with him or prove to him he was wrong in certain discussions. I'm sure that I was the terror to him since I could express myself freely, coherently and I could easily debate what he "taught". Grecy if you have a terror professor I hope you are able to get through it. If anything major is happening report to the dean and the proper authorities. Good luck with your studies too. :)
17 Aug 07
In my first year in college I have one subject teacher in English and Code of Ethics that is so terrifying to deal with. She is perfectionist. She always want a complete answer with explanation. I am really afraid of her and made me study my lessons well.
15 Oct 10
I had my share of the so called terror professor. It was for a photography class. We were all so scared of her because of stories floating around that no one passes her class. I think having a terror professor has it's advantages and disadvantages. One obvious advantage would be, you'd definitely never slack off during class. You'll try your best to make that professor happy no matter what. But on the other hand, you don't act natural. In my case, I wasn't able to find my own style. I shot photographs like a robot --- by the book. All the images I took were too stiff. I actually passed that course, one of the highest in the class even (oh and by highest I mean 0.5 higher than everybody else --- who just barely passed). But now that I look back, I think her reputation of being a terror professor was a bit overrated. We were scared that we'd all flunk, but in the end she passed all of us. I think sometimes one's reputation gets the better of them.
3 Sep 10
yes, a lot of them but there was this one professor that i cant forget. she's an old lady who used to pee in pants. no joke, she has this illness as they told me. she's very strict in regard to almost everything she wants to happen in her class. she was our humanities teacher so we happen to work with arts and all that. one time, she required us to sing a song by group but i didnt though i was in a group but i didnt sing. so she gave me the lowest of all lowest grade. she didn't gave me any other option just to pass, just sing and that's it. but i don't want to. period.. i guess i got the lowest grade from her ever. hahahaha..